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Unlike most places in the world (other than Yemen or Afghanistan), a
vibrant gun culture is still alive and kicking in the US. But a new
company wants to put a fresh spin on every enthusiastic shooter/outdoor
type’s departure from this life. The startup is called Holy Smoke LLC
and its founders specialize in turning cremated remains into bullets.
Part of their marketing campaign involves shooting people into the
afterlife. Not surprising.
Holy Smoke got its start in unusual circumstances. A long while ago,
Thad Holmes and Clem Parnell were contemplating existential matters. In
the midst of their discussion came the idea for a radical service aimed
at the gun-owning part of the population. Being enthusiastic game
wardens and outdoor adventurers, the pair were experienced with making
ullets for small arms. Shotgun shells are also among their specialties.
So this year, Holy Smoke
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There’s no need to panic, ladies and gentlemen. The warmachines
aren’t turning on their masters yet. For starters, most of the CIA and
Air Force drones are stationed in the Middle East and
Africa, meaning they’re far away. The mysterious virus logging pilot
keystrokes is also quite benign, though its origin is unknown. So the
humongous mystery that should be clouding everyone’s thoughts right now
is: where did it come from?
Nobody knows for sure. Of course, it’s pretty much an awful open
secret that when it comes to vulnerabilities, the American military and
intelligence establishment is filled with them. But on drones?
The implications here are scary, since the US Air Force and Navy
already envision a glorious future of unmanned fighting machines. It
would suck if your legions of unmanned terminators can’t function in
combat after they get hacked.
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